Fewer Pro-Choice Voters
U.S. CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS, Sept. 24 — The 40 million people who have been killed since abortion was legalized in 1973 would likely have espoused the values of their parents and voted in a similar manner, reports Cathy Cleaver Ruse in the weekly “Life Issues Forum” that appears on the U.S. bishops' website.
Ruse bases her assessment on the analysis of Wall Street Journal reporter James Taranto, who estimates that the 2000 presidential election saw a shortfall of 13 million voters as a result of abortion, and that there will be 19 million “missing voters” this November.
As to how they would have voted, Ruse said “children tend to absorb the values of their parents, including their political views, and tend to develop the same lifestyle as their family.”
Strength in Solidarity
The Saturday program, which encourages good relationships, self-discipline and positive attitudes, invites youngsters ages 11 to 17 to support each other as they face pressures and fears associated with drugs, violence and the lure of life in a gang.
“We create a bond, and they get to talk about it,” said DeBorah Jones, youth director at Annunciation-Our Lady of Sorrows Parish. “And then they know they're not by themselves.”
Shout It from the Billboard
WorldNetDaily.com, Sept. 24 — The group Parents and Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays has sponsored a billboard advertisement with the message “Ex-Gays Prove That Change Is Possible.” It adds, “Friends of Ex-Gays and Gays Seeking Tolerance for All.”
“Homosexual activists seek total acceptance and tolerance for their decisions, but they openly discriminate against ex-gays' decisions to leave homosexuality,” said Regina Griggs, the group's executive director.
She said the billboard was erected on Interstate 64 near Richmond, Va., “so that people will know … that you don't have to be homosexual.”